Category Archives: Big Band

Big Band and Swing Bands in Old Time Radio

Music has always been an indispensable element of radio broadcast. The station which would eventually become WHA, Wisconsin Public Radio, began its first music broadcasts as early as 1917. It is not surprising that we have a number of terrific … Continue reading

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Let’s Dance to the Sounds of the “Glenn Miller Orchestra”

After years of working with other popular bands, Glenn Miller decided to strike out on his own. He finally found the melodic rhythms he was looking for when he formed his own band in 1938. The sound quickly caught on and … Continue reading

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Big Band Radio Shows

Listening to classic big band radio broadcasts is a great past-time.  Hearing some live music old time radio shows broadcasts from the greats never gets old! Some favorites include: Andrew Sisters Artie Shaw Bing Crosby Call for Music Tommy Dorsey … Continue reading

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